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Doctorate of Nursing

The Doctorate of Nursing programs offer MSN-prepared registered nurses interested in pursuing advanced leadership roles in nursing practice. 

Upon successful completion of the DNP program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. integrate scientific underpinnings which support the translation of nursing research to improve nursing clinical practice;
  2. design and evaluate care delivery strategies to meet the needs of patient populations and positively influence health outcomes;
  3. apply clinical scholarship and leadership skills to advance nursing practice;
  4. utilize information systems/technology and patient care technology to improve and transform healthcare;
  5. develop, implement, and evaluate health care policy to advocate for patient populations; and
  6. engage in effective communication skills to lead and participate in interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the DNP/PhD program, the graduate will provide leadership as a practice scientist by:

  1. contributing to the advancement of nursing science through generation and dissemination of knowledge that can be translated into effective management of complex health problems;
  2. developing and evaluating interventions to improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations;
  3. formulating and employing culturally competent practices as a response to health disparities and identified needs;
  4. influencing health policy decision making to promote health equities;
  5. promoting interprofessional collaboration in health related translational research and evidence-based practice.

*At this time, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is updating the doctoral program's curriculum and not admitting students into the option. If you would like to be notified when the option's application process is open, please email

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